It’s been a couple days, but let’s start what I hope is a busy Friday on the blog here.
First up is our latest Captain’s Corner, a taste of Rockland football from Albertus’ Andrew Festa. If you’d like someone’s name alongside Festa and others, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com. Check below the post for all of our previous captains.
Name: Andrew Festa
School: Albertus Magnus High School
Jersey number: 7
Offensive position: WR
Defensive position: OLB
What is your favorite part about football?: I like pushing myself, working hard and doing something that other kids can’t do.
What do you do to prepare for games?: I pray and focus on what my responsibilities are in the game.
What did it mean to be named a captain?: I’m really glad and can’t wait to start taking charge of the team.
As a captain, what will it take to be a leader?: I am going to have to set an example for the rest of the team.
Who is your team’s best teammate? Why?: Michael Louis, a senior captain like me, because he is the heart of the team and gives 100 percent all the time.
Who is the best athlete on your team? Why?: We have a lot of good athletes and I can’t single out just one.
Who is your funniest teammate?: Probably Eugene Fallon, a junior. He is one of those tall, goofy kids, but he is still a good football player.
What are your team’s goals for the season?: I want the team to play like every game is its last and go all out. If we do that then I could care less about our record.
What will it take for you to achieve them?: It’s going to be tough, but we are going to have to step up and take on responsibility.
After high school, what’s your next step?: I am not really sure. I still can’t believe I am a senior already.
Previous Captain’s Corners —
June 20: Joe Magardino, Horace Greeley
June 21: Jaylen Amaker, Mount St. Michael
June 22: Dan O’Connell, Panas
June 23: Justin Kennedy, Dobbs Ferry
June 24: Giuseppe Deluca, Eastchester
June 25: Gustavo Larramendi, Horace Greeley
June 26: Eddie Fanning, Dobbs Ferry
June 28: Tom DiCarlo, Eastchester
July 2: Nick Cevallos, Westlake
July 3: Michael Longo, Iona Prep
July 5: Tim Perley, Iona Prep
July 6: Anthony Vitiello, Rye
July 9: Donnie Simmons, Stepinac
July 10: Peter Tucci, Rye Neck
July 12: Connor Eck, Rye
July 13: Anthony Grasso, Fox Lane
July 14: Kenta Umezaki, Pearl River
July 15: Cameron Stephens, Fox Lane
July 16: T.J. Hallock, Fox Lane
July 19: Caleb Gilligan-Evans, Stepinac
July 21: Brian Byrnes, Stepinac
July 22: Vincent Ferreira, Pearl River
July 26: Tyrell Goodman, Stepinac